Kelleher, Billy

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions

Yesterday the waiting lists were published and, unfortunately, it was like Groundhog Day all over again. Ten years ago there were 21,000 people on waiting lists for surgical and medical treatments...More Button

In the NHS in England, there are 1,511 people waiting more than a year for an inpatient appointment. In Galway hospital alone, there are 2,914 waiting more than a year for an inpatient appointme...More Button

Finally, we have a situation where advertisements are being issued for winter readiness and proofing of the health services for winter. One senior hospital manager told me that the only programm...More Button

I raised this a number of weeks ago. Will the Tánaiste accept that a great deal has to be done, both in the context of the waiting lists themselves, enhancing capacity and ensuring people are se...More Button

If the Tánaiste wanted any evidence that our health services are in crisis, all she need do is go over to the Oireachtas print shop and see the number of Fine Gael Ministers and Deputies dispensing...More Button

Could we just accept for one moment that there are huge pressures on the health services? All this spin has to stop because people across the country are waiting inordinate periods of time in agon...More Button

Seven hundred thousand.More Button

It was the Goverment's only answer.More Button

It is, but it is the Government's only answer.More Button

Our evidence is of providing leaflets rather than interest in the health service.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Is there a war in Thailand as well?More Button

There are actors on both sides of the House.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has announced a number of measures to tackle sexual harassment and abuse of power in the workplace in the arts and cultural sector because of re...More Button

Regarding the boards of the national cultural institutions, agencies will now only be asked to attend governance workshops. Given the broader remit of the Government in funding State agencies, w...More Button

Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 Report: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I went to the Joint Committee on Health with an open mind. We facilitated pre-legislative scrutiny when we discussed the Bill in the Dáil previously. We intend to look at the option of allowing i...More Button

I have listened to what has been said by the sponsors. I hope they put on the record a willingness to accept the flaws highlighted in the pre-legislative scrutiny process. There may need to be ...More Button

It is easy to make sweeping statements in the House setting out the pros of cannabis and claiming it is all good but it is a psychoactive drug which has highly damaging consequences for health. Be...More Button

As I stated, Fianna Fáil is willing to facilitate the Bill's passage to Committee State to enable a discussion to take place on how we can progress it in such as a way as to ensure the intentions...More Button

School Accommodation Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the status of an appeal by a school (details supplied); when a decision will be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Child Care Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will address the issues facing a centre (details supplied) with regard to funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button